On Sunday, Mexico and Cameroon will face off in an international friendly at the Snapdragon Stadium.
Mexico has remained unbeaten since losing 2-0 to Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage. After a heartbreaking World Cup exit, the team went on to win two games and draw two others.
On Wednesday, they defeated Guatemala 2-0 in an international friendly. Raul Jimenez scored from the penalty spot in the 14th minute to give El Tri the lead before Roberto de la Rosa put the game out of reach.
The scoreline was perhaps a little unfair to Mexico, as Guatemala created numerous chances as well. Mexico has the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals later this month and is hoping to get some wind in their sails before then.
Cameroon made an impression in Qatar despite losing in the group stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After losing 1-0 to Switzerland in their first group-stage game, Cameroon held Serbia to a 3-3 tie before defeating Brazil 1-0 in their final game.
They have won one, lost two, and drawn one of their four African Nations Championship matches since then. Cameroon will have a long journey to the Snapdragon Stadium on Sunday, and they may experience jet lag.
Mexico and Cameroon will face off in the International Friendlies on 11th June 2023 at the Snapdragon Stadium.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Mexico vs Cameroon, International Friendlies
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2023
Kickoff: 07:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Snapdragon Stadium, Mexico
With a crucial game against the United States on the horizon, Cocca could rest some of his key players, including Jimenez, Carlos Rodriguez, and veteran defender Nestor Araujo.
With his goal against Guatemala, Jimenez moved into seventh place on the country’s all-time scoring list, level with Luis Roberto Alves, who played 84 senior matches.
De La Rosa impressed last time out, and the 27-year-old, who made his international debut in April, could be rewarded with a starting spot.
Mexico Possible Starting Lineup:
A Rodriguez; Alvarez, Reyes, Seplveda, Guzman, Alvarado; Chavez, J Herrera, Sanchez, Cervantes, Antuna; De La Rosa
Song has named 22 players for Sunday’s match, including the attacking trio of Karl Toko Ekambi, Moumi Ngamaleu (46 senior caps), and Brentford striker Bryan Mbeumo.
Nicolas Nkoulou is the Indomitable Lions’ most capped player with 82 appearances, and we expect the Aris Limassol defender to marshal the defense this weekend.
Cameroon Possible Starting Lineup:
Epassy; Tolo, Nkoulou, Mbaizo, Fai; Onana, Kunde, Hongla, Ntcham; Ekambi, Mbuemo
Mexico vs Cameroon Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Mexico and Cameroon have previously clashed twice. Mexico has won both games by a score of 1-0.
- Cameroon hasn’t won or lost a game by more than one goal in their last ten outings.
- Mexico has only won three of their last eight games. These victories have come over Saudi Arabia, Suriname, and Guatemala.
- Mexico has scored at least one goal in four of their last five games.
Statistics for Mexico and Cameroon
Prior to the Guatemala match a couple of days ago, the Aztecs had a couple of games that we should discuss to give you more context. For example, consider the Argentina World Cup match. Lionel Messi and his teammates went on to win the tournament after a sensational run of games, but they could have been eliminated by Mexico had the Aztecs been a little more focused on the game on November 26th, 2022.
The Indomitable Lions have been extremely active in recent months. First, they competed in the World Cup in Qatar, where they made a good impression with their performance. The 1-0 victory over five-time World Champion Brazil was the highlight of their performance. Cameroon won admirably thanks to a late 92nd-minute Vincent Aboubakar goal, but coach Rigobert Song has many players at his disposal who can put a dent in our Mexico vs Cameroon predictions’ chances of success.
- Mexico is hoping to win again after a 2-0 International Friendlies victory over Guatemala.
- Ral Jiménez (14′) and Roberto de La Rosa (80′) scored goals for Mexico.
- Mexico has scored five goals in their last six games under Gerardo Martino. On the other hand, they have conceded six goals in that same time period.
- Cameroon will enter the match fresh off a 2-0 International Friendlies victory over Sudan in their most recent match.
- Cameroon has scored a relatively low number of goals in five of the last six games against their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that time period is a pitiful 2.33, with Les Lions Indomptables scoring 1.33.
Mexico vs Cameroon Prediction
Mexico has won the last two meetings between the two teams by a score of 1-0. Cameroon is a tough opponent that is difficult to dominate. However, with jetlag likely to be an issue for Cameroon on Sunday, Mexico are likely to come out on top once more. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Mexico to win at the odds of 1.80.
Mexico vs Cameroon Key Player:
De la Rosa – De la Rosa, 23, could be in line for a start for Cocca’s side after finding the back of the net last time out.